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. joining us, two senate leaders on budget issues, from oklahoma republican tom coburn and from missouri, democrat claire mccaskill. senators, let's start with the big question, quick question, quick answer, will the sequester happen? will those $85 billion in spending cuts kick in on friday? senator coburn? >> yes, it will and it is not $85 billion, because it is a pro rata portion of that, until the end of the year and it will not be a full $85 billion. >> chris: but it is going to kick in? >> it will kick in. but, at a pro rata rate and you will not see $85 billion all of a sudden shrink, from the federal government. >> chris: we're going to get to that in a second. senator, do you agree it is going to happen? >> well, unless the republicans are willing to compromise, and, do a balanced approach, i think it will kick in. i am a little confused about the republican position at this point. it appears that speaker boehner does not have any kind of bill that he can even put on the floor of the house, that could pass, within his caucus. i think there is a little bit of a civil war that has
. that does it for us this morning. . >> chris: i'm chris wallace, it is five days and c g until those automatic spending cuts kick in. ♪ >> chris: from defense, to food inspection to travel at airports, what happens when $85 billion in cuts are triggered friday? and what are the chances for a last-minute deal? we'll ask two senators at the heart of the debate. republican tom coburn, and democrat claire mccaskill. then, how are governors preparing for sequestration? will the cuts squeeze their budgets and drive some states into recession? we'll talk with two leading governors, scott walker, of wisconsin and jack markell of delaware. with the president and republicans eyeball-to-eyeball who will blink first and our power player of the week, a brain surgeon touches a political nerve in washington. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and hello, again, from fox news in washington. when all sides agreed to the sequester a year-and-a-half ago those automatic across-the-board spending cuts were supposed to be so painful it would force the president and congress to make a deal.
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